When do you plan to introduce finger foods??

Shawna - posted on 06/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is 7 months like the rest of the baby in this group. He is eating fine puree and i'm wondering if its time to make it lumpy or thicker. I tried a little piece of banana which i wasn't comfortable trying in the first place but people were telling me "Oh my son was eating toast at that age" Blah blah blah... So i decided to try it and he kinda gagged as if he was gonna choke and i freaked!! So im not gonna do that for a long time now!!! Too scary. Just wondering what all the other babys are eating.

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Kelly - posted on 06/04/2009

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i feed my son the gerber puffs they have different flavors and he can grab them but they get stuck in his hand, i also feed him the gerber cheese puffs, like cheetos, and he can eat those himself.......i also have a feeder and i put fruit and sometimes some veggies in it.......he did choke on some of it at first but now he chews it like he has teeth to chew with, he has no teeth and there are no bumps to indicate them anytime soon......

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Sara - posted on 06/05/2009

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my baby was eating finger foods like wotsits, biscuits, bread etc at about 6 months, she eats the stage 2 foods (chunks) with no problem what so ever. she now prefers to eat finger foods like marmite or cheese spread sandwiches or even just dry bread her fav food is digestive biscuits, she will eat a whole one and ask for more. every child is different though. my friends baby was born jst 12 hours after mine and her baby doesn't like the stage 2 foods and hasn't had any finger foods. if you are going to try finger foods pick stuff that dissolves quickly in their mouth to stop them from choking, you can get giant carrot puffs, they disolve really quickly and are easy for them to hold. you can also get food nets, they have a handle on one end and a net on the other, put say banana or bread in the net and they can suck or chew it to get the taste and the feel of finger foods but it eliminates the risk of chicking as only absolutly tiny weeny piece can get through if any. just keep trying, he will soon get used to it.

Tracy - posted on 06/05/2009

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I have feed my son the gerber puffs, but I have also given him the gerber zweieback toast he seems to like it and I have no problems with it. He is teething and it seems to make him happy.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/04/2009

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i was told no finger food til my daughter could grab it with just 2 fingers..i let her have muchy foods like apple sauce & i have a lil chew thing that u put fruit n & it makes it safe for ur baby 2 eat & not choke on..

Krista - posted on 06/03/2009

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My son still gags on anything with "chunks." He tried a pea-size piece of banana from the end of my finger, and tried a Mum Mum biscuit...both made him gag. I do give him fruit chunks in the little Nuby feeder with the net on it...then he can mush it up and not get any big chunks in his mouth. I suppose I'll just keep offering finger food once in a while until he'll tolerate it.

Heather - posted on 06/03/2009

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My daughter turned 6 months on May 26th at her doctor visit the doctor said she could start finger foods at 7-8 months....like toast. I havent looked but I'm guessing they have the gerber kind you can buy. He said stuff for her to gnaw on.

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